Effective practices in education, mental health and psychosocial support for the integration of refugee children

  • Sordé-Martí, Tere (Principal Investigator)
  • Aiello , Maria Emilia (Investigator)
  • Amador Lopez, Maria Jerusalen (Investigator)
  • Botton Fernandez, Lena De (Investigator)
  • Diez Palomar, Javier (Investigator)
  • Flecha Fernandez Sanmamed, Ainhoa (Investigator)
  • Pulido Rodriguez, Cristina (Investigator)
  • Serradell Pumareda, Olga (Investigator)
  • GARCIA YESTE, CARME (Investigator)
  • Gomez Gonzalez, Aitor (Investigator)
  • Álvarez, Pilar (Investigator)
  • Gairal, Regina (Investigator)
  • Velarde, Karla (Investigator)
  • Vargas Hernández, Sandra Cristina (Investigator)
  • Gandía Barlocci, Laura (Investigator)
  • Mara ., Liviu Catalin (Investigator)
  • Troya Porras, Maria Belen (Investigator)
  • Torras Gómez, Elisabeth (Investigator)
  • Mosquera Chamat, Merlys (Investigator)
  • Aragon Rodrigo, Susana (Collaborator)
  • Menéndez Martínez, Benjamín (Collaborator)
  • Torras Gómez, Elisabeth (Collaborator)
  • Arana, Laura Maria (Collaborator)
  • Tomàs Agustí, Inés Trinidad (Collaborator)
  • Al Barazi, Hanai (Collaborator)
  • Alashek, Mohannad (Collaborator)
  • Herranz Martín, Desiree (Collaborator)
  • Grande Rodrigo, Eduardo (Collaborator)
  • De Fernando Barbero, Ángel García (Collaborator)

Project Details


REFUGE-ED will create the Brokering Knowledge Platform of Effective Practices (BKP), which will host and promote innovative high-quality solutions tailored for the dynamic integration of migrant and refugee children in schools and more
broadly in society. In so doing, REFUGE-ED will identify, implement, and evaluate existing evidence-based practices in education and mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) that have shown to promote the educational success, wellbeing and sense of belonging of children (0 to 18 years old - ISCED 0-3) from recent migration cohorts, including refugees and asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors. The ground-breaking nature of the BKP will rely on the joint way education and MHPSS and the co-creation through a dialogic process with children, families, teachers, practitioners working on the ground, policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders. REFUGE-ED will capitalise on the social impacts of prior EU research in the field of MHPSS and education, using the Supportive Process for the Inclusion of Children’s Experience (SPICE) under the communicative methodology of research for the co-creation of knowledge and implementation of results.
This way, REFUGE-ED project will carry out 3 multisite pilot actions across 6 countries (Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria), in a total of 33 Communities of Learning and Practice, that is, hot spots/reception identification
centres, inclusive school environments and non-formal and informal social and learning environments, and institutional care (including unaccompanied minors). Informed by these pilots, the final co-created BKP will provide tools, solutions and recommendations, including guidelines and criteria on capacity building training, solution adaptation and community engagement in easy to use off-line package, in different formats, to support the implementation, reuse and scalability of the piloted actions, and of other practices identified as successful.
Short titleREFUGE-ED
Effective start/end date1/01/2131/12/23

Collaborative partners

  • University of Florence
  • New Bulgarian University (NBU)
  • Social Action and Innovation Center (KMOP)
  • Trinity College Dublin (The Provost Fellows and Scholars of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin)
  • Red Barnet
  • Dansk Røde Kors
  • Support Group Network
  • Associazione Culturale Cooperazione Internazionale Sud Sud
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) (lead)


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